[ streyt-leys ]
See synonyms for: strait-laced on

verb (used with object),strait-laced, strait-lac·ing.
  1. to bind, confine, or restrain with or as if with laces.

Origin of strait-lace

First recorded in 1630–40; back formation from strait-laced

Words Nearby strait-lace Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023